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The Alameda Police Department (APD) has released the image of a man who is alleged to have committed a home invasion last week. 

APD said a man walked into a home on Lafayette Street while the homeowner was inside Saturday, Sept. 21 (“APD Warns of Home Invasions” Sept. 26). The homeowner, a woman, talked to the suspect for a while to calm him down. After he refused to leave, she ran out of the house and screamed for help. A neighbor came and chased the intruder away before police arrived. 

Alameda High School (AHS) once again has a marching band. AHS has not had a marching band since the early 1990s. The AHS Marching Band “The Sting” performed its first halftime show at the AHS Hornets football team home opener on Sept. 6. They also performed at the Island Bowl on Sept. 13, both at Thompson Field.  

How did this new marching band come to be? Back in the fall of 2016, parents Sue and Glenn Yajko attended AHS home football games and left very sad there was no band or any music to cheer on the Alameda Hornets.  

Registered nurses at Alameda and two other East Bay hospitals held an Unfair Labor Practice strike that saw nurses at the hospitals walk out for 24 hours starting Sept. 20 in accordance with the California Nurses Association (CNA). CNA filed multiple charges with the California Public Employee Relations Board against the hospitals for violating state law by failing to bargain in good faith. 

APD reported four home break-ins last week with all burglars entering the residences through unlocked doors. 

Denis Cruz, a 23-year-old homeless man, broke into a home on Crolls Garden Court on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Cruz, according to reports, took a shower in the home while the homeowner was sleeping. The homeowner’s roommate noticed the shower was running for more than an hour. After becoming suspicious, he entered the bathroom to discover Cruz. The roommate called the police. Cruz was arrested and charged with felony residential burglary. 

Pasquale Scuderi is the new Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) superintendent. Scuderi has served the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) as the assistant superintendent from 2014 to 2017 and principal at Berkeley High School from 2010 to 2014. At its June 25 meeting, the AUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Scuderi as the next superintendent. He came into office on July 8.

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